This is a very stylish hotel in the Melrose Arch area of Johannesburg. It felt very safe and secure which was a godsend following some of the 'stories' we had heard about Jo'Burg.
The rooms are spacious and very clean and comfortable. Yes, the shower arrangements are unusual but there is a curtain to draw across, I just wouldn't recommend sharing with anyone you don;t know really well! It's all very stylish and there are some great features.
The staff were all amazingly friendly and willing to help - even if service could be a little on the slow side.
The bar area was lovely and it's definatley worth trying the milkshakes.... I'm normally not a fan but these were AMAZING!! Go for the pint....the half is hardly worth it!
The food is reasonable and tastes good with a good variety and the breakfast buffet has a huge range of options and is definately worth the cost if you're feeling hungry.
The area surroundi8ng the hotel seemed safe enough and I felt comfortable going about me business. There's a good range of shops, bars and restaurants too, so you aren't too tied to the hotel.
I would recommend staying here - it's a lovely hotel with a great atmosphere!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The urban, experiential and edgy Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Johannesburg Melrose Arch is the hot-spot in the trendy Melrose Arch Precinct, a unique city within a city, which boasts a variety of trendy retail, gourmet restaurants & leisure amenities. This experiential hotel guarantees to spice-up any visit to Jozi and is aimed at the traveller who enjoys being amidst the energetic urban vibe of the cool city life. The hotel offers the ultimate convenience and accessibility to the M1 highway, Sandton business centre and OR Tambo International Airport. Shuttle transfers to and from the Sandton Gautrain Station are also available. Take full advantage of the innovative 24-hour internet station, to catch up on emails, social networking or perhaps a bit of work. Try our conference facilities and create an energetic 'out-of-office' experience that will definitely heighten the creative senses required in any boardroom or meeting situation. Old Hollywood glamour flows through to your dining experience, at the trendy in-house restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, with sumptuous cuisine in an intimate and relaxed dining environment. Return to your room, which offers an LCD television, open plan bathroom and an urban style that will take you back to a bygone era of old Hollywood glamour. And if it's too early for bed - the Bar, which is open from 10h00 until 04h00 serves specialty cocktails and gourmet milkshakes, in an energetic and lively setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Protea Hotel Fire And Ice! Melrose Arch